Religion and Public Reasons. Collected Essays Volume V.


Verlag: Oxford University Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 0199689989 / ISBN 13: 9780199689989
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Oxford University Press, 2013. 384p. Paperback. Series: Collected Essays of John Finnis. Condition: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 39276

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Inhaltsangabe: The essays in Religion and Public Reasons seek to argue for, and illustrate, a central element of John Finnis's theory of natural law: that the main tenets of personal and political morality, and of a good legal order, are taught both by reason (arguments accessible to everyone) and by authentic divine revelation (teachings accessible to all who have a reasonable faith in its witnesses).

The author's main books each include arguments for rejecting atheism and agnosticism; several papers here take up these arguments and indicate ways in which they open onto the reasonable grounds for accepting that more about God's nature, and about the meaning of Creation (including ongoing natural evolution), is disclosed by the revelation carried far forward among the Jewish people, and given definitive form by the Jews and Greeks who assembled in the universal Church, as witnesses of Christ, to carry forward that revelation into our present. Several papers argue that "public reason" properly includes such a religion, and that Humeian, Nietzschean, Deweyian, Rawlsian or other atheistical or deistic understandings of a reasonable secularism are badly mistaken.

Many substantial papers record the author's position in controversies within Catholicism since the 1960s: on social justice, contraception and abortion; nuclear deterrence; Newman on conscience before pope; Maritain's hopes for a new Christendom and von Balthasar's for a hell empty of human persons; and on "proportionalism" and Lonerganian "historical consciousness" as moral-theological methods.

Previously unpublished papers include several University and college sermons, and a substantial introduction.

About the Author:
John Finnis, Professor of Law and Legal and Philosophy Professor of Law, Oxford University and University of Notre Dame

John Finnis is Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of University College. He is the Biolchini Family Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.

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Verlag: Oxford University Press, 26.05.2011. (2011)
ISBN 10: 019958009X ISBN 13: 9780199580095
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 26.05.2011., 2011. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 421 Seiten Ohne Schutzumschlag,sonst neuwertig. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 23 8,1 x 7,1 x 3,0 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Artikel-Nr. 55150

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